June 1st, 2019

There's something for everyone at the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair!

Posted to Events on Jun 1, 2019

Gates open at 6PM on Friday, August 9th and at 9AM on Saturday, August 10th. Admission on Friday night is FREE compliments of our sponsors Wilberforce Guardian Pharmacy and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. Adult admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and children under 16 get in for FREE. For a complete schedule and more details visit WilberforceFair.com or visit the Facebook page.

Join us for an authentic country fair. Friday night events include children’s dog show, Lions Club food booth and pony pull. Saturday morning we kick off with a tractor parade at 10AM into the Fair grounds. Come with an appetite as the Lions Club will have their breakfast food booth open. The days events include horse drawn wagon rides, sheep shearing, pedal tractor pull, Gord Kidd and Friends on stage, pony rides, horse draw, petting zoo, frog show, nail driving competition, penny raffle, bouncy castles, and much more.

May 22nd

2019 Tax Rates

Posted to Services, Taxes on May 22, 2019
  County Municipal School Total
Residential 0.00210683 0.004782 0.0016100 0.00849883
Commercial 0.00312380 0.007091 0.0103000 0.02051480
Commercial Vacant 0.00218666 0.004963 0.0087550 0.01590466
Industrial 0.00361975 0.008216 0.0103000 0.02213575
Farmland 0.00052671 0.001196 0.0004025 0.00212521
Managed Forest 0.00052671 0.001196 0.0004025 0.00212521

Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on May 22, 2019

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432 or email jvanier [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.

 

During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 433 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or by email at info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

May 16th

Private Road Grant Program and Application Form

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Roads, Services on May 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has established a grant program for the improvement of private roads. The By-Law, Policy and Application form is available for download below.

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May 8th

Emergency Preparedness Week 2019: Are You Ready?

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 8, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you ready?

2019 Emergency Preparedness Week's theme is “Are You Ready?” and focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. Download the Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide which features updated information on how you and your family can prepare for an emergency and follow the links below for additional specialized preparedness guides:

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May 7th

Flood Watches, Warnings and Updates

Posted to News & Notices on May 7, 2019

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate. For details please download the Watershed Conditions Statement below.

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April 29th

Procedural By-Law

Posted to By-Law, Council, Downloads on Apr 29, 2019

Being a by-law to govern the calling, place and proceedings for meetings for the council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East and releated committees.

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April 17th

About Council Meetings

Posted to Council on Apr 17, 2019

Regular Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month and if necessary the 4th Tuesday of the month. Council meetings commence at 9:00AM and are held in the Council Chambers located at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce, Ontario.

Delegations to Council
A written request to appear as a delegation to Council must be received by the Clerk not less than five (5) working days prior to the commencement to the meeting the Request for Delegation Form available for download below.

For more information about Delegations to Council, please read the FAQ.

Copies of the supporting documents from the council meeting may be requested by contacting Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422 or rrogers@highlandseast.ca

 

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April 16th

Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Apr 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has prepared an Asset Management Plan for its core infrastructure services including roads, bridges, water and wastewater. The Plan is intended to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the municipality’s core Infrastructure Assets. The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the municipality. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the municipality’s ongoing data collection programs.

Infrastructure investment is an important component of municipal government responsibility. It helps facilitate economic development, promotes quality of life improvement for residents and can even create jobs.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter, CMO, AMCT, Dipl.M.M.
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

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April 12th

Celebrate Earth Day and Clean Up Highlands East

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Apr 12, 2019

Saturday, April 27th is Earth Day and from 10:00AM to 2:00PM the Gooderham Community Action Group will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration and Town Clean Up in Gooderham. Collect garbage from 10 to Noon, then come to the Robert McCausland Community Centre where hot chocolate and hot dogs will be served. Bring your children where they can check out fur traps and fur displays, save the turtles information, fossil displays, recycling and compost information and other items related to Earth Day.

Residents throughout Highlands East are encouraged to collect garbage in their communities. Garbage bags and gloves can be picked up at the Wilberforce, Cardiff and Gooderham municipal offices. Garbage can be dropped off before 1:30PM on Saturday at the following locations:

  • Behind the Wilberforce Fire Hall
  • Beside the Cardiff Fire Hall
  • Behind the Highland Grove Community Centre
  • Under the pavilion at the Robert McCausland Community Centre in Gooderham

After 1:30PM, please take garbage to one of the municipal landfill sites.